Bulgarian Officials Caught Accepting Bitcoin Bribes to Issue Passports16.05

A handful of Bulgarian officials were busted accepting Bitcoin bribes for illegally issued passports.

A trio of Bulgarian officials was recently arrested for accepting bribes in Bitcoin (BTC) 00 in exchange for issuing passports to foreign applicants. As reported by local news outlet, Nova, court documents indicate that Petar Haralampiev, the Head of Bulgarian state agency for Bulgarians’ matters abroad, General Secretary Krasimir Tomov, and Mark Stoyov are reported to have concocted 40 fake documents in exchange for somewhere between 5 and 15 bribes per week since “at least” July of 2017.

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